In memory of

 

At least 4 civilians killed

 

on Friday, April 24, 2009

 

in the Chak-Wardak district of Maidan Wardak Province, 55 kms southwest of Kabul. A surge of U.S occupation forces ordered by Obama has taken place with some 3,000 new troops in Wardak and Logar provinces. A fire fight erupted in Chak-Wardak and U.S-led (10th Mtn Division) occupation forces called-in close air support. The result was predictable: some 6-8 dead “militants” as well as at least four civilians. The NATO offices naturally quickly proclaimed (”grab the initial news headlines”) that no civilians had died (http://in.reuters.com/article/southAsiaNews/idINIndia-39244320090425 ). The Associated Press of course immediately picked-up the U.S/NATO military version of events (in http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hvWEqwq3CrRvaQCmt21MfoYhjZJQD97OUAR00 ). 

 

Killed by a U.S. close air support strike